Will Gompertz

BBC's Arts Editor

Will Gompertz is the BBC‘s arts editor. Gompertz was previously director of Tate Media, and appeared in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009, called Double Art History. Gompertz has written extensively for The Guardian and The Times newspapers. Additionally, he is the author of What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye.

Gompertz is the son of general practitioner, Dr Hugh Gompertz OBE, and is a second cousin to Simon Gompertz, the personal finance correspondent to BBC News. Furthermore, Gompertz is a director at Tate Gallery, where he is responsible for Tate Media Productions, Tate Online, Tate Etc magazine, and the Long Weekend performance art festival and design.

Will is also the editor of Culture Shot, an online arts and entertainment newsletter. Gompertz is also a board member of the National Campaign for the arts. He has also written about the arts for over fifteen years. He founded Shots magazine in 1990 and has produced several programmes about the arts, the most recent of which was the documentary, Take For A Ride for Channel 4. Will was recently voted as one of the world’s top 50 creative thinkers by the New York based company, Creativity Magazine.

To book Will Gompertz to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Will is known to cover the following topics:

  • Art & Design
  • Creativity
  • TV & Radio Presenting
  • Drive & Determination
  • Passion & Success

See what people had to say about Will, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“He was really well received and did a very insightful talk on the power of art.” – Chanelle Smart Brooks Macdonald

“The event went very well, really pleased with Will who was very entertaining and fitted in well with the guests. What was unexpected was Will’s experience with the Charity and as part of his closing address he expressed the need to support the charity – this was very much appreciated. Please thank Will for his time and support from everyone at Ridge.” – Chloe, Ridge and Partners LLP